DOVER-FOXCROFT
THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION FEAST: There will be a community Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, November 27th from 12 to 3 PM at Living Word Assembly of God. They will be serving a hot Thanksgiving meal complete with all the fixings for free. Everyone is invited. The church is located at 176 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. Call 564-3549 for more information.
VETERANS TRIBUTE SING-A-LONG: The Yesteryear Music Makers will present a sing-a-long program at 7 PM on Saturday, November 1st at the Dover-Foxcroft United Methodist Church located at 156 East Main Street. This special program will honor veterans from all wars, and will feature local musicians. Donations may be made at the door, which will benefit the church’s "Pay It Forward" Thrift Shops located on the second floor of the church's fellowship hall. These shops offer free clothing, supplies, and toys for infants and toddlers. A new teen shop opened recently as well. Light refreshments of punch, cookies, and coffee will be offered at the conclusion of the program. For more information, contact Lew Dow at 564-8013 or lld@myfairpoint.net.
GUILFORD
FOURTH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT AND WALK: The 4th Annual Turkey Trot and Walk to help stock local food pantries for the holidays will be held on Sunday, November 2nd at 11 AM. The walk is approximately 3.5 miles long. The road/trail run is timed.
The entry fee for runners is $15 and/or a frozen turkey. Walkers have a fee of canned goods or fixings. Anyone who receives $15 in pledges will receive a t-shirt.
A light lunch will be available by donation from 11 AM to 1 PM.
This event is put on by Friends of Community Fitness located at 31 High Street in Guilford. For more information, contact 876-4813 or friendsoffitness@myfairpoint.net or visit www.comfitme.com.
PITTSFIELD
BOOK GROUP DISCUSSION: There will be an hour-long discussion group every week at the First Universalist Church in Pittsfield beginning on Sunday, November 2nd at 12 PM. This week’s discussion will feature the book “The Four Year Agreements: A practical Guide to Personal Freedom”. Linda Holmes is facilitating the event. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a copy of the book. Weekly attendance is not required. For more information, contact Linda at 341-4978 or billindaholmes@gmail.com.
CHILI, SOUPS, CHOWDER PUBLIC SUPPER: The First Congregational Church of Pittsfield is having a “Chili, Soups, Chowder” public supper on Saturday, November 1st from 4:30 to 6 PM. The meal will consist of chili, soups, chowder, bread, coleslaw, dessert and beverages. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under the age of twelve. The event will feature music by DJ Doug and his collection of 45 Rock ‘N Roll and Doo Wop. Hunters are welcome. The church is located at 132 Somerset Avenue.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE FAIR: The Kennebec-Somerset Transition Team will be hosting an Educational Resources Fair on Wednesday, November 5th from 1:30 to 5:30 PM at the Sebasticook Valley Elks Lodge #2713 located at 140 Middle Street in Pittsfield. Plenty of parking is available. This fair is open to residents of all communities and counties. Anyone who is interested in learning more about how they can attend college, vocational programs or other trainings is invited. The Kennebec-Somerset Transition Team provides networking opportunities to connect up those who are unemployed or underemployed with training and financial opportunities. In addition, there will be opportunities available for people who are just interested in taking some courses to learn. For more information, contact the Town of Pittsfield at 487-3136.
FLEA MARKET: Maine Central Institute French Club is hosting a flea market on Saturday, November 1st from 9 AM to 2 PM. If you would like to sell homemade items or crafts of some kind, you can rent a table for $20. All proceeds go towards the French Club on their expedition into French culture. If there are any questions, feel free to send an email to mci.frenchclub@gmail.com, or call 207-487-3355 extension 179. Maine Central Institute is located on Main Street.
FREE TURKEY DINNER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS: The Knights of Columbus in Pittsfield will hold their annual Free Turkey Dinner for all senior citizens on Saturday, November 8th from 5:30 to 7 PM. The meal will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings including dessert and a beverage. All area senior citizens are encouraged to attend and enjoy a good meal and good conversations. The meal will be held at the St. Agnes Parish Hall on Detroit Avenue in Pittsfield. The hall is wheelchair accessible and no reservations are required.
LUNCH TO GO: The Pittsfield ARTS (Always Ready to Serve) Club will hold a “Lunch To Go” at the Pittsfield Town Office council chambers on Tuesday, November 4th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Those coming to the polls to vote or just stop in and can pick up a lunch to go that includes soup or chili, biscuit or bread, dessert and a drink for $5. Proceeds from the event help the club provides services and donations to local causes.
CARMEL
BRING YOUR OWN BOOK AND CHOCOLATE EVENT: The Simpson Memorial Library will host a “Bring Your Own Book and Chocolate” event (BYOB-C) on Thursday, October 30th at 6 PM at the Benevolent Lodge in Carmel. Come out for a fun evening of chocolate and books. Bring your favorite chocolate dish, the recipe to share and a book of your choice that you would like to talk about. Please call Ms. Becky at 848-7145 for more information.
BINGO: Square and Compass Club bingo starts on Sunday, November 2nd and will be held every Sunday at 19 Plymouth Road in Carmel. Doors open at 5:30 PM and bingo begins at 6:30 PM.
DEXTER
YARD/BAKE SALE AND BOTTLE DRIVE: There will be a yard/bake sale and bottle drive on Friday, November 7th. The event will be held from 8 AM to 1:30 PM in the Dexter Health Care dining room at 64 Park Street in Dexter.
HARMONY
CRAFT FAIR TABLES AVAILABLE: There will be a craft fair at the Harmony Community Center on Saturday, November 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM. A 6 foot table is $10 and an 8 foot table is $15. For more information, call Carolyn at 683-5237 or Cheryl at 683- 5621. Proceeds benefit the building repairs. The Community Center is located on Main Street.
RIPLEY
THE SOUPER KITCHEN: The Ripley United Methodist Church will feature “The Souper Kitchen” on Saturday, November 1st from 11 AM to 4 PM. Have venison stew to go for $5 a pint or $8 a quart. The church is located at 12 West Ripley Road.
CAMBRIDGE
BENEFIT BAKE SALE: The Cambridge Extension Homemakers Group will have a benefit bake sale on Tuesday, November 4th beginning at 10 AM in Cambridge Town Hall. Proceeds will benefit group programs. For more information, call Reni at 277-4671. The Town Hall is located at 202 Ripley Road.
PALMYRA
TURKEY PIE SUPPER: St. Martin’s Church is having a turkey pie supper on Saturday, November 1st from 4:30 to 6 PM. The menu includes all meat turkey pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetable, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, rolls, drinks and homemade dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of twelve. St. Martin’s Church, located at 900 Main Street on Route 2 in Palmyra, is handicapped accessible and has ample parking.
MONSON
RABIES CLINIC: A Rabies Clinic will be available on Saturday, November 1st from 9 to 11 AM at the Monson Fire Department. Only cash will be accepted. The Fire Department is located at 10 Tenney Hill Road in Monson. For more information, call 997-3641.
ETNA-DIXMONT
CRAFTERS AND VENDORS SOUGHT: The Etna-Dixmont PTF is looking for crafters and vendors for their Annual Santa's Breakfast on Saturday, December 6th from 7 to 11 AM in the Etna-Dixmont School gym. Anyone interested in a table, please contact Christie Harmon at 269-2610 by Friday, November 28th.
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIP: Etna Dixmont Recreation invites the public to attend the Christmas shopping trip in North Conway, New Hampshire on Saturday, November 15th. Everyone will depart from Newport Entertainment Center at 6 AM and return at 10 PM. 55 seats are available and tickets cost $50 each. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided. There will be an on the bus auction, 50/50 raffle, games and prizes and concessions. Christmas music will play on the way down. Christmas movies will play on the way back. Proceeds help the EDR raise money for an equipment building and new uniforms. Call Mary Alice Gould at 234-2889 to reserve your seat.
DETROIT
NEW YEAR’S EVE DANCE: Tickets are available now for the New Year’s Eve dance at the Night Drifters Snowmobile Club on Wednesday, December 31st from 8 PM to 1 AM. There will be a light buffet served. The price is $35 a couple or $20 for a single. Members and invited guest from all clubs are welcome. The band “Stillwater” will be performing. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call Joan at 924-6241. The Snowmobile Club is located on Route 220 in Detroit.
NEWPORT
BENEFIT AUCTION: The Gateway Pentecostal Church will be hosting a benefit auction to raise funds for their Children's Sunday School rooms. They have gathered items from area businesses and residents. The auction will be held at the church on Saturday, November 8th at 5 PM with a preview time on Friday, November 7th from 3 to 5 PM. Concessions will be offered as well as a pie sale. For more information or to donate, call Barbi at 512-5119 or Tina at 368-5132. The church is located at 363 Moosehead Trail in Newport.
BENEFIT SUPPER: There will be a benefit supper for Arlene Meservey, who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The supper will be held on Sunday, November 2nd from 4 to 8 PM. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children five to ten years old and free for children under five. The meal will be held at the American Legion Hall on North Main Street in Newport. There will be raffles and door prizes all to show support for Arlene. For more information, call Sam Meservey at 207-356-3715.